Upcoming Conference
Hawaii, January 15, 2019

5 Things Hawaii: Dave Underriner, Haley Hsieh, Health Disparities

| Apr 4, 2018 | Hawaii

Our January 2019 event seems like it is so far away, and it is!  But we're beginning our planning for the annual event now.  We host our Convening Panel meeting in September.  But, if you're interested in helping to shape the conversation, drop us a note.  We're always looking for smart voices...[ Read More ]

New studies name Hawaii among worst for doctors, best for affordable care

| Apr 3, 2018 | Hawaii

Two recent reports show that while Hawaii is ranked near the top for health care affordability, it’s ranked among the worst states for doctors. The Pacific Business News published a special report on Hawaii’s health care systems. In 2017, Hawaii was ranked third in the country overall for its health...[ Read More ]

Dave Underriner to lead Kaiser in Hawaii

DJ Wilson | Apr 2, 2018 | Hawaii, Oregon

Dave Underriner, the CEO of Providence Oregon, will leave the hospital system in mid-May to lead Kaiser Permanente in Hawaii.  The news comes via a release from Kaiser earlier today. "I am very honored to be joining an organization with such a long and distinguished legacy of care excellence and...[ Read More ]

Hawaii Medicare enrollment up as Medicaid enrollment decreases

| Apr 2, 2018 | Hawaii

Enrollment numbers show that Medicare enrollment is up while Medicaid enrollment has decreased slightly. Medicare Enrollment Medicare Advantage enrollment has increased since January 2017 to March 2018. Stand-Along Part D enrollment has also increased in the same time frame. HMSA, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and UnitedHealthcare cover approximately 80 percent...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Haley Hsieh, Laulima Data Alliance

Emily Boerger | Apr 2, 2018 | Hawaii

Haley Hsieh is the Executive Director at the Laulima Data Alliance, a subsidiary of HAH that provides comprehensive data analytics to improve access and quality of health care in Hawaii. Hsieh has over twenty years of health care experience and previously worked as the director of provider contracting and relations...[ Read More ]

Hawaii Legislature passes Medical Aid in Dying

| Mar 29, 2018 | Hawaii

The Senate passed the Medical Aid in Dying bill today 23-2 and will now be sent to Governor Ige for his signature. Senators Mike Gabbard and Breene Harimoto both voted against the bill. Senator Harimoto cited his faith as his reason for voting against the bill. Four Senators voted yes...[ Read More ]